FROM MTV.COM: Fans of the hit show "The Vampire Diaries" got a jolt recently when — in episode seven of the series — an actress who appeared to be one of the show's main characters was killed off with a stake to the heart. Now, the mastermind behind the TV series is speaking for the first time about his motive for the murder.
"I don't want to be that show where there's no jeopardy," explained Kevin Williamson in a recent chat with MTV, giving us the scoop on Vicki's shocking death. "[Some shows] are all very predictable in the sense that, well, 'We know this is the lead character so we know he won't die.' Or, 'That's a regular, so he won't die, it'll be a supporting person."
Actress Kayla Ewell has featured quite prominently in the show's first six episodes, but Williamson told us that he needed a sacrificial lamb to make sure his audience knows that nobody is ever safe in Mystic Falls. "You know, I've killed all the supporting people I want to," laughed Williamson, insisting it was time to take out a more sizable star. "I want the show to have an unpredictable quality to it, and I think that's going to come now and the audience will realize I will kill them — we will kill the main characters. This is a show that will go there."
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